Hypnosis is a state of focused attention and deep relaxation. It provides a powerful tool for change, as individuals are highly responsive to suggestions while in this altered state. Hypnosis therapy is conducted by a trained therapist guided by imagery and other techniques. Its efficacy has been backed up by research in the treatment of anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addictions and more - even being proposed as an alternative to medication for some conditions. Therefore, if you are considering hypnosis therapy, speaking to a qualified practitioner is essential in order to determine whether it will be effective for you.